Mens League Match Card and Guidance Notes
Please see below the GoCreate League Match Card - Available for download, and the league's guidance notes on completion.
Welcome to the 2017-18 GoCrea8 Hockey league season, due to some of the changes to the rules around match cards I felt a summary guide/’do’s and don't s’ to help
your club officers in getting the match cards in on time and completed correctly.
One big change is that match cards need to be submitted within 48 hour of the fixture. This is to enable the league committee to act much quicker than before because we get the information sooner.
The next part in not so much a rule change, but a more strict control of rules already in place. To avoid any penalties, please make sure the information on the match card is complete. All boxes need completing, including the signature of both captains and the names and EH or WHUA numbers of both umpires. Although it is the home team’s responsibility to send in the match card, the away team still have a responsibility to make sure they complete their section accurately. There is more information about the details that must be filled in on the match card in section 10.2 of the 2017-18 Rules which can be found on the website or by clicking here.
Over the past few seasons since I have taken on this role, I have seen many good practices in the completion of match cards; they include filling in as much of the match card in before printing the page. This means all that is required on the day are the signatures and the away teams details, if some one doesn't turn up to play then just cross that name out and replace with who has played in their place.
Please remember the match details are important at the top of the page - they are the unique details to that fixture. The Match Number is important as that is what we use to index that individual fixture. It is a job that will take your captains only a minute of their time but it can turn into an extra hour of my time if I have a number of cards with this detail missing.
We are also being stricter on the umpires section of the match card. Although we do not require
their signature (but there is a box for them to sign if they wish) their full name and EH or WHUA
numbers are required. If the umpires are appointed by West or local UHA and they are unable to provide a number please instead put the association that appointed them.
One tip I would strongly suggest to clubs is give each captain a list of your club umpires with their registration number to refer to for the completion of match cards. Andrew Harvey should have already contacted you on this issue of registration numbers for your club umpires.
Any questions with the above guide please don’t hesitate to contact me. This also includes any
problems your captain may come across on match day. I am well aware sometimes incidents on the day can prevent the completion of a match card. I need to be made aware of this ASAP. Not after I’ve issued the fine.
Hockeymatchcard@gmail.com – for Match Cards
firstname.lastname@example.org – for Questions – Please don’t send or CC match cards to my
personal email unless I have requested it
Have a great season!
These are the general conduct guidelines that the club has set out. for anyone taking on the responsibility of being a team captain.
Tuesdays - 8:15pm to 9:30pm
Tuesdays 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Please arrive 10 minutes ahead ready for an off-pitch warm-up!
Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:00pm in term time, starting September.